The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, questioned the accusations that his Colombian counterpart Iván Duque has made about the presence of guerrillas in Venezuela and warned that any threat against Venezuelan sovereignty will be answered forcefully.
“Don’t go crazy, Iván Duque, know your limits and respect Venezuela,” emphasized the Venezuelan Head of State, who denounced the warlike threats that the New Granada government has launched against the country.
“Our country is a country of peace, but it is a people of warriors too, so Duque do not make a mistake with Venezuela,” he stressed while urging the Bolivarian National Armed Forces to be prepared to respond firmly to any armed aggression by from Colombia.
“I give the order to the Fanb to answer forcefully the reckless statements of Iván Duque about Venezuela and to clean the barrels of our rifles to answer it also in the plane that we have to answer it if Duque dares to violate the sovereignty of Venezuela”, instructed.
Regarding the accusations of the New Granada president, he said that “nobody believes them” and recalled that Colombia has lived through an internal war that dates back 70 years, leaving behind a failed state with borders without the presence of authorities.
“They have been the ones who have handed over to the paramilitary mafias and drug traffickers control of the border of their country,” he said, urging them to occupy these territories where “Human Rights defenders, ex-combatants of the Farc ”.